"If we can raise the money for Charlie's surgery, she can be reunited with the family she loves so much that she risked her life to save them," the shelter wrote. "Her front right leg has a compound fracture low on the humerus that requires a complicated surgery or possible amputation. Her back right leg has a deep laceration that needs treatment."
Soon Charlie's story began to spread. After the Bill Foundation, an LA-based dog rescue group, posted the dog's story on Facebook, donations began to pour in -- receiving more than $4,000 dollars in less than an hour.
Thanks to the help of countless strangers who pitched in their support, Charlie fianlly got the treatment she needed, though sadly that meant losing her injured legs. But most importantly, she was able to return home to the family she risked her life defending.
"Charlie's owner told us that once Charlie got home and saw the children she got up and started walking," says the shelter. "Thank you all for your support!!"